Thursday, August 25, 2011

Get an Up-close and Personal Look at the OPPD

One of the most common questions I get from citizens is, “What’s it like to be a police officer?” My question to them is, “How would you like to find out?”

In our on-going effort to partner with our citizens and to provide them an opportunity to get to know us, I am pleased to announce our next Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). The goal of the CPA is to provide citizens an experience where they may ask questions, receive information and participate in practical police exercises.

The CPA is an eight-week (28-hour) academy. Participants will learn about patrol operations, firearms training, crime analysis, narcotics, traffic enforcement and much more. These citizens will learn from “hands on” demonstrations what it’s really like to be a police officer.

For more information and/or to sign-up for the CPA please visit or call Officer Betsy Selman at 913-469-8500 Ext. 4653. If interested, complete the online application before the September 13, 2011 deadline.